Tag: jazz

June 7, 2019 /

Bruh, Lonnie Liston Smith‘s got HEAT!

Jazz and funk veteran Lonnie Liston Smith has been in the cut since the early 1960s, establishing his keyboard chops while working with jazz greats like Art BlakeyMax RoachPharoah Sanders, and even Miles Davis.

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August 10, 2018 /

I’m a Libra myself, but whatever…

Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley left an indelible mark on the world of jazz, playing with legends such as Ray Charles and Miles Davis (even playing on Davis’s legendary Kind of Blue and Milestones albums), teaching jazz at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (I lived near that school for a time), and later on as a bandleader in The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, which featured his brother, trumpeter Nat Adderley and other jazz heavyweights which included Yusef LateefJoe Zawinul, and Barry Harris.

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June 22, 2018 /

The Nonce is one of those groups who, if you know, you know. But if you don’t, hey, I’m here to share the goodness.

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April 20, 2018 /

So before the storied and lengthy career and massive critical acclaim, before Black Thought was proving he was the GOAT, before ?uestlove was the keeper of the culture and the beats, and before they were Jimmy Fallon‘s house band, The Roots was a unique rap act coming out of Philly, and in the early ’90s right when East Coast hip-hop was taking on a jazz-influenced style, The Roots went all the way in, employing live instruments like horns and pianos.

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July 29, 2016 /

Before we get into this, let me just say: Dig that album cover! Forreal, if four pasty dudes are comfortable standing around in towels on the cover of their record, then this is going to be some good music.

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July 10, 2015 /
March 6, 2015 /

Another snow day.

Since I moved to D.C., I’ve had more days off on account of snow than I’ve ever had growing up in Canada, and while everyone else is grousing about the endless snowfall this afternoon and the fact that spring is MIA, I’ve been chillin’.

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May 23, 2013 /

While I do love the sunshine, it’s the humidity which pisses me off.

I don’t know how these suits and Hill staffers in DC do it.

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January 10, 2013 /

2012 2013. I thought we were supposed to have robot butlers by now.

Anyhow, happy new year—er, uh, nine days ago.

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December 28, 2012 /

Well, the world didn’t end, so that gives me more time to listen to Greg Grease‘s debut album, Cornbread, Pearl and G.

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